What you see in the picture above is my usual breakfast, from before lockdown. I used to go to a coffee shop called Flying Bean, close to the Belen subway station in Valencia, just across the street from the Chinese barrio. I would normally take a double espresso, as coffee there is very good. The … Read more Normality, Reloaded
“Getting out of the comfort zone” is a mantra so popular these days that you can hardly go to any personal development website, podcast, video channel or real life event, without seeing it or hearing it every 2 minutes. Indeed, there is a lot of value in stretching beyond your limits. Being it so popular, … Read more 5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
We all have a friend who says one thing and then, in a matter of hours, he’ll say something completely different. Or maybe not a friend, but a close relative, a colleague at work, anyway, someone who is constantly breaking our accountability boundaries, driving us nuts, forcing us to abruptly change direction or to rethink … Read more Accountability Distance – What Is It, And Why It Is Important
One of the most useful things I learned by being an ultra-marathoner is to always do recovery runs after a long race. Almost always, after a long race, I’m wasted, in pain and not willing to move anymore, but still, I wake up the next day, push myself out of the hose and crawl for … Read more A Short Post-Lockdown Recovery Strategy
About 15 years ago I got into productivity, big time. At that time, my daily schedule was incredibly hectic: I was managing my own company, which was started in a chaotic country, on a very new and unstable niche: online publishing. I had to cope with a lot of unexpected stuff, and I had challenges … Read more Free Time Anxiety
The short answer: “yes”. As surprising as it may seem, and as praised as this skill is, persistency, consistency, or, if you want, discipline in a broader sense, can be bad for you. Let’s take a look at the longer answer, shall we? Consistency versus Stubborness By now, you should all know about the famous … Read more Can Consistency Be Bad For You?
If I would to be left on a desert island, with only 10 books, one of them would certainly be “Alice In Wonderland”. Among all the things that I still remember every once in a while from this magical book, one dialogue is consistently popping out in my mind: the one between Alice and the … Read more Six Impossible Things
When this pandemic started and the first national lockdowns were enforced, literally stopping the world in its tracks, a memory started to obsessively haunt me. It was about a novel, called the South Highway (link goes to the Spanish version on Amazon, not affiliate). In that book, a family traveling on a highway (the South … Read more And The World Will Never Be The Same